Bill de Blasio, Mayor
Press covering the endorsement:
Capital New York: Safe-streets advocacy group picks de Blasio over Quinn, with Thompson out of the running
Daily News: Bill de Blasio wins the bike vote
StreetsBlog: StreetsPAC endorses Bill de Blasio for mayor
What caught our attention from Bill's questionnaire/interview:
"I want to take bike lanes and bike share and expand them to the outer boroughs. I’m very concerned with equality and we need to have our policies actually reflect where the people are. There’s a big opportunity to expand bike lanes and bike share, but I don’t want it to see it become an elitist issue."
"We need to re-envision NYPD enforcement priorities."
StreetsPAC's Endorsement Announcement:
No one has greater influence over the safety and design of New York City’s streets than its mayor. During Mike Bloomberg’s tenure, and especially in the six years since he wisely appointed Janette Sadik-Khan to run the Department of Transportation, New York’s streets have undergone a transformation, making the city a safer and more pleasant place. But much work remains to be done.
After careful consideration of the candidates’ records, position papers and public statements, review of their responses to our detailed questionnaire, and in-person interviews, we are endorsing Bill de Blasio for mayor in the New York City Democratic primary election. Mr. de Blasio’s pledge to change leadership in the NYPD and crack down on dangerous driving, his embrace of the “Vision Zero” program to eliminate preventable traffic deaths, and his commitment to expand the city’s bike-lane network and bike-share system were among the key factors in our decision.